GSM Calculation for Woven Fabric

By | August 25, 2015

GSM Calculation for Woven Fabric

Mayedul Islam
Merchandiser at Fashion Xpress Buying House.
Badda, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
Email: [email protected]

 

Introduction:

GSM (Gram per square meter) is an important matter in textile sector. Higher GSM fabric is heavier and lower GSM fabric is lighter. A woven garments merchandiser must have to know the GSM calculation method to ensure the right GSM fabric that ordered by the buyer (though suppliers are regularly mentioned about the fabric GSM).

GSM Calculation for Woven Fabric

GSM Calculation for Woven Fabric

GSM:

GSM stands at Gram per square meter. It is the weight of fabric in one gram per square meter. It’s unit is gm/m2.

Crimp Factor:

Crimp percentage or crimp factor is defined as the mean difference between the straightened thread length and the distance between the ends of the thread while in the cloth, expressed as a percentage.

Woven Fabric GSM Calculation Method:

During calculating woven fabric GSM from fabric construction, we have needed the following formula.

GSM (Gram per square meter),


Example:

Suppose,
A woven fabric construction is like that-


Now, calculate the fabric GSM.

Solution:

From the given fabric construction we can see that,

  • Warp count- 50
  • Weft count- 40
  • EPI (Ends per inch) – 130
  • PPI (Picks per inch) – 60
  • Warp crimp factor- 1.2
  • Weft crimp factor- 1.0

Now, by applying all the data in the required formula, we can easily find out the above woven fabric GSM.

GSM (Gram per square meter),

= (3.12 + 1.5) × 23.5
= 108.57

So, above woven fabric GSM is 108.57

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10 thoughts on “GSM Calculation for Woven Fabric

  1. Waqas

    this is not valid method for calculating GSM of a fabric which is already stitched in garments form.

    Reply
  2. anjum hameed

    Aoa I am instructed in gct Multan I think this is so informormative to me thanks.

    Reply
  3. ashwin

    am ashwin kumar. in a Garment merchandiser . At tirupur india knitted garments to all over Gulf. in our buyer R&R.

    This is the web more use our proviso.

    Many thanks.

    Ashwin kumar.

    Reply
  4. Dhiraj kumar

    I am as a merchant in home textile export house. We deal in U.S ,U.K and European countries.
    I need all information related woven and cotton fabric.

    Reply
  5. Pitabasa Hota

    Please tell me about its derivation.. Otherwise its very helpful

    Reply
  6. Neelakantan Subramanian

    Regarding the costant 23.5. It is for plain weave. What about the constants for 2/1 twill, 3/1 twill, Broken Twill, Mocklino, 4/1 satin etc

    Reply

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